Canada sweeps gold at senior world curling championship
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GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of – Canada won gold in both the men’s and women’s tournaments at the senior world curling championship Saturday in South Korea.
Sherry Anderson’s Saskatoon rink beat Scotland’s Jackie Lockhart 8-4 in the women’s final.
Howard Rajala’s foursome from Ottawa topped former world champion Graeme Connal’s Scottish rink 7-2 on the men’s side to win the gold medal.
It’s the 10th time Canada has swept gold at the event since its inception in 2002.
Anderson, alongside vice-skip Patty Hersikorn, second Brenda Goertzen and lead Anita Silvernagle, won a record third world senior women’s title with the win.
For Rajala, whose team is rounded out by vice-skip Rich Moffatt, second Chris Fulton, lead Paul Madden and alternate Phil Daniel, it’s a first world championship.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 29, 2023.